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Let's add some electricity to your favorite things. I take a LEGO® speeder from Star Wars® and use Arduino to give it a little something extra.

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You know them from science fiction, but what will a real space mine look like?

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Here at SparkFun, we love our dogs. When we searched deep in our dog-loving hearts, we found one true question: What if they could talk?

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What an internship at SparkFun is like, the projects I've been up to, and the lessons learned so far.

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Try adding a LED strip to your 3D printer for better lighting with this quick and simple solution!

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SparkFun visits a team of highly-professional, amateur pyrotechnicians.

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There's no right answer whether or not to use modules or sub-assemblies; both options carry risks and rewards. Today I cover those options and what to consider when faced with this decision.

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It took a year to take a mess of wires, hardware and WiFi dependency and turn it into a new solution to monitor plants and the environment anywhere without a WiFi password. This is BLE-IOP.

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A re-creation of our Simon Says Soldering Kit using trampolines, spot lights and a ton of new sounds!

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Let's figure out just how fast we can push data through APA102 pixels. Then let's look at what we can do with super fast lights.

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This week I'm getting back to my OLED clock, and discussing the changes I've made.

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Kids love Minecraft and things that glow in the dark - here's a fun project to get your littles involved with electronics!

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Diamonds are... forever? My experiences 3D printing a translucent diamond theatrical prop for a choreographed piece with LEDs and capacitive touch sensing.

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How the project for this Enginursday went from a very involved asset tracking project, to a motorized fly vise which, thanks to a stock error, is now replicating a joke from a TV show.

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Remixing Anouk Wipprecht's Kitty Ear soldering project shared on OSHPARK and Shapeways.

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Using a ESP32 Thing and a WiFi camera to create a robot that you control from your browser.

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A classic control systems challenge is building an inverted pendulum robot. Today we'll discuss the theory behind the project.

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SparkFun Engineer Joel plays a melody on the second version of the digital handpan, aka the Touch Drum.

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